Economic Tidbits


“Despite winning just 17% of counties in the 2020 presidential contest, President Biden captured most of America’s economy. The counties he won were far more economically vibrant than those he lost, accounting for 68% of job growth between 2016 and 2019, according to the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), a research outfit.” The labour market: Forgotten men, The Economist, October 1st, 2022.

A comment on last week’s Hmmm . . . Last week it was noted in “Hmmm” that the average age of members of Congress is the highest seen in many decades. An astute reader pointed out that President Joe Biden, at 79 years and soon to be 80, is the oldest president to serve as well.

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